French Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Restaurant Michael (Up to 51% Off)

Winnetka

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Culinary Institute of America–trained chef draws on seasonal ingredients to craft traditional French cuisine

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Expires Jul 17th, 2013. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Dining out affords families and couples the chance to gather 'round someone else’s dinner table instead of their usual gathering 'round the tire fire in the master bath. Make the most of this rare occasion with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $30 for $60 worth of French food and drinks for two or more
  • $59 for $120 worth of French food and drinks for four or more

Although the menu changes based on the season, recent options have included crispy veal sweetbreads over truffle-scented pomme purée ($17), roasted baby beets with baby frisée and baked camembert ($12), and duck-leg confit with stuffed hen, a citrus gastrique, and roasted root vegetables ($33).

Restaurant Michael

After dining at Restaurant Michael, Chicago Reader writer David Hammond described a savory spread of pate and gherkin pickles as “surpassingly pleasing,” and noted that his dessert (a warm blueberry-almond financier pastry with a ginger-almond ice-cream sandwich) was still haunting his dreams. At his eponymous Winnetka restaurant, chef Michael Lachowicz crafts traditional French cuisine inspired by his training at the Culinary Institute of America and years spent sharing spatulas with world-renowned chefs. Like Tchaikovsky's musical interpretations of the calendar year, Michael's menus change with the season to showcase the freshest ingredients and flavors. Whole-roasted squab or sautéed fillets of flounder drizzled in champagne sauce showcase his creative ambition as well as his classical training. Desserts include indulgences such as housemade gelato or artisanal cheese served from a cart. Restaurant Michael's elegant dining room is wrapped in warm earth tones and awash in the glow of hanging lamps and domesticated moonbeams. White cloths mark intimate tables that support glass stemware and the occasional roving wine decanters.

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